Meet the Team

Kevin Bonney – President and CEO

Kevin Bonney- CEO / Owner

Kevin Bonney


As President of BioTech Agronomics, Inc., Mr. Bonney began his independent successful enterprise in the biosolids management field in 2000. He has developed a staff of professionals with a clear focus on service and administration of BioTech’s customer base and business development. The objective of our firm is to dedicate senior-level management for oversight of all projects. Service to our clients is his major focus.

Mr. Bonney is also the CEO of the corporation. Mr. Bonney will be directly involved in the ongoing operations at your facility. With over twenty-five years of experience in environmental contracting, he has an acute awareness of the resources required for each task. Mr. Bonney will ensure that those resources are available on your project.

Meet the Team

Donald Popma- General Manager

Donald Popma

General Manager

Don has been in the Residuals Management Business for over 30 years and has experience and expertise with both municipal and industrial residuals. Don has been responsible for hundreds of projects throughout the Midwestern states with hands on experience in areas of the business such as permit compliance, land permitting, customer and public relations, sales, dewatering, and both liquid and cake land application beneficial reuse operations. Don has successfully completed courses at Davenport College and Grand Rapids Community College in Business Management and Inter-Personal Communication and Agronomy courses through Michigan State University. Don is a long-time member of the Michigan Water Environment Association (MWEA) and received the Residuals Management Professional of the Year award. He is responsible for all business development of sales and the general oversight of day-to-day operations within the Company to direct responsibility of all matters of new and existing projects.

AJ Elliot - Director of Operations

AJ Elliott

Director of Operations

AJ joined the firm in 2015, was appointed to Land Manager a few months later, and became the Director of Operations in 2018. AJ has over 12 years of business management experience and grew up around the waste management industry. He has experience in all areas of the business such as land permitting, permit compliance, and customer and public relations with both liquid and cake applications. AJ routinely meets and coordinates with WWTP staff to ensure that all details associated with the various projects are addressed. His responsibility to schedule equipment and personnel will ensure the necessary resources are available to fulfill the various project obligations. AJ is responsible for the day-to-day operations of all application crews and agronomy staff.

Ken Wegener

Operations Manager

Ken has been in the residuals management industry for more than 37 years, with hands-on experience in all scopes of the residuals and biosolids industry. Ranging from operations management, truck driver, operating and organizing the use of a dredge, as well as facilitating yet another way to reuse “waste material”. He has operated in multiple locations around the country throughout his lengthy career as an operations manager overseeing multiple crews, keeping things running smoothly. Joining BioTech as an Operations Manager in April of 2024, in hopes to continue to spread his knowledge of the Residuals Management Business.

Russ Eberhart

Russ Eberhart

Compliance Manager

Russ joined the firm in 2001 and was appointed Operations Manager in 2003. In 2014 Russ was appointed to be our Compliance Manager to maintain and ensure 100% compliance in all areas of the company. His extensive knowledge of the operations over his tenure with BioTech has made Russ an integral and valuable member of the management team. Russ is responsible for all EGLE reporting requirements for all projects.

Jennifer Wightman - Office Manager

Jennifer Wightman

Office Manager/HR Manager

Jennifer joined the company in 2013 after working in the remediation and insurance industries. Jennifer earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, majoring in Accounting, from Western Governors University and has 20 years of Office Management experience. Jennifer is responsible for the daily operation of Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Payroll, Insurance, Tax, Unemployment, and all financial issues, as well as direct support to the CEO and the rest of the management team. She and her husband spend most of their free time boating and camping near White Cloud Michigan.

Samantha Trost

Human Resource Manager

Samantha joined the company in 2023 as our Human Resource Manager.  Her responsibilities include hiring and onboarding staff, developing and implementing policies and procedures, as well as supporting the rest of the management team.  She attended Ohio State University studying Equine Management, and managed show horse farms for 10 years.  Sam and her husband, Matt, ran their own business in Ohio for 8 years, where she managed the employees and oversaw the day-to-day processes.

Sam has a strong agricultural background and moved to Michigan in August of 2023.  She, her husband, and her two sons enjoy spending time outside hunting, fishing, and kayaking.

Crystal Wegener

Administrative Assistant

Crystal joined the BioTech team in the spring of 2024 as the new Administrative Assistant, having been in the industry for just over 7 years. Gathering her experience in a fast past environment with the day-to-day office operations in the new Saginaw location. Handling anything from office paperwork and subcontractors to helping with rebranding and tracking gallons and some land management skills. She has been around the waste management industry most of her life, now learning alongside some of the best in the business. She enjoys her animals and spending time in her flower beds.

Philip Loew

Land Manager

Phil joined BioTech in July 2022 as a Land Manager. A graduate of Michigan State University with a BS Degree and Western Michigan University with a MS Degree, he has spent the last 25 years involved with environmental clean-up, wastewater operations, and conducting safety training, as project manager and geologist.  Phil also taught an Environmental Science class at NMC.  Phil recently was a truck driver for the past two years.

Phil’s understanding of wastewater and waste lagoon management, uniquely qualifies him to speak to the benefits of biosolids and how the program can easily be integrated into most farm operations.

Phil and his wife Laurie have raised three young men who are all three Eagle Scouts, and successful in their lives and careers. When he is not working for BioTech, Phil enjoys spending time outdoors riding his motorcycle, fishing, or hunting

Matt Chrisinske

Matt Chrisinske

Land Manager

Matt joined BioTech in March of 2020 as a Land Manager. A graduate of Ferris State University, he has spent the last 10 years managing hotels and restaurants, before leaving to spend more time with his wife Katelyn and daughter Emmerson. Matt, along with his cousin, took over his family farm in 2012 due to the unexpected passing of his father. His family has been having biosolids applied on their farm for over 30 years. This uniquely qualifies him to speak to the benefits of biosolids and how the program can easily be integrated into most farm operations. Today the 1600-acre farm applies five to six million gallons across three to four hundred acres annually, all while practicing proper crop rotation, reduced fertilizer inputs, conservation practices like buffer strips and cover crops. When he is not working for BioTech, Matt manages the business, fertility and pesticide programs on his farm. He also enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and daughter, be it in the garden, on the lake, or hunting.

Bob Battel

Land Manager

Bob joined BioTech in April 2024 as a Land Manager. A graduate of Michigan State University with a BS degree in crop and soil science and an MS degree in agriculture education, he has more than 25 years of experience in agronomy and the agriculture industry. Bob has a deep understanding of soil fertility and the beneficial role that residuals can play in economically and ecologically correct crop production.

Bob operates a small livestock and maple syrup farm at his family’s centennial farmstead and sells directly to the end consumer.

Charlotte Ombry

Land Manager

Charlotte joined BioTech in April 2024 as a Land Manager. She is a graduate of the Michigan State University Agricultural Technology program. Her varied practical agricultural background ranges from her start as a farmhand on a small organic farm to Agriculturist and Process Coordinator for large industrial agricultural companies. When she is not working for BioTech, Charlotte enjoys making art and spending time outdoors.

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